Avenger 2008

Multi-Function (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation



Left Multi-Function Switch

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


NOTE
It is not necessary to remove the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM) from the steering column to replace the left multi-function switch (2).



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Fig. Exploded view of multi-function switch assembly

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
    WARNING
    Wait two minutes for the system reserve capacitor to discharge before servicing any airbag or steering column components.

  2.  
  3. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
  4.  
  5. Remove the one screw (2) that secures the left multi-function switch (3) on the right side of the clockspring (1).

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    Fig. Remove the one screw (2) that secures the left multi-function switch (3) on the right side of the clockspring (1)

  6.  
  7. Pull the switch (2) straight away from the clockspring (1) far enough to access the electrical connector (3) to disconnect it.

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    Fig. Pull the switch (2) straight away from the clockspring (1) far enough to access the electrical connector (3)

  8.  
  9. Disconnect the instrument panel wiring harness from the back of the left multi-function switch.
  10.  
  11. Remove the switch (2) from the clockspring (1).
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the left multi-function switch in the slot in the back of the clockspring and connect the switch connector.
  2.  
  3. Connect the instrument panel wiring harness connector to the back of the left multi-function switch.
  4.  
  5. Align switch with the clockspring and slide toward steering column.
  6.  
  7. Install the screw that secures the switch to the clockspring.
  8.  
  9. Install the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  10.  
  11. Connect the battery negative cable.
  12.  

Right Multi-Function Switch

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
    WARNING
    Wait two minutes for the system reserve capacitor to discharge before servicing any airbag or steering column components.

  2.  
  3. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screw (2) that secures the right multi-function switch (1) to the mounting bracket integral to the right side of the clockspring (3) on the steering column.

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    Fig. Remove the screw (2) that secures the right multi-function switch (1)

  6.  
  7. Slide the switch away from the clockspring far enough to disengage the slide tab on the bottom of the switch housing from the channel formation in the mounting bracket.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the jumper wire harness connector (1) from the connector receptacle on the inboard end of the right multi-function switch (2).

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    Fig. Disconnect the jumper wire harness connector (1) from the connector receptacle

  10.  
  11. Remove the switch from the clockspring (3).
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the right multi-function switch close enough to the mounting bracket integral to the right side of the clockspring to reconnect the jumper wire harness connector to the connector receptacle on the inboard side of the switch housing.
  2.  
  3. Align the slide tab on the bottom of the switch housing with the channel integral to the clockspring mounting bracket, then slide the switch into the bracket until it is firmly seated.
  4.  
  5. Install and tighten the screw that secures the mounting tab on the back of the right multi-function switch to the mounting bracket on the clockspring.
  6.  
  7. Reinstall the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
  10.  

 
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